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M. Phil in Development Studies

1st Year 2nd Year
Winter Term: Sept. – Dec.  
    Core Courses
1. Development: History, Theory and Policy
2. Research Methods I 
3. Development Economics
4. Gender, Inequality, Policy
Research Thesis
Spring Term: Jan. – May  
    Core Courses
1. Research Methods II
     Elective Courses: 3 from

1. Globalization and Development
2. Development Management
3. Poverty Dynamics
4. Rule of Law and Civil Society
5. Anthropology and Development
6. International Migration and Development
7. Environment and climate Change
8. Conflict, Security and Development
9. Education and Development
10. Public Finance
11. Population, Migration and Development
Length of M.Phil Programme: The M.Phil Programme is a 2 to 3 year degree programme requiring completion of 30 credit hours.
Credit Hours and Courses: The core courses are four credit hours. The elective courses are three credit hours. The M.Phil Research Thesis is 6 credit hours.
Term Schedule: The academic year consists of 2 Terms or Semesters (Winter and Spring). The Winter Term from September – December and Spring Term from January – May consist of 16 -18 weeks each including one week for Mid Term Exams and one week for Final Term Exams.
Entrance Requirements: Admission to the M.Phil in Development Studies programme is regulated through; (i) NTS GAT –General admissions test (ii) a Lahore School admissions test and (iii) an interview process. A four year Bachelors degree/two years Masters degree with a CGPA of 3.0 is a pre-requisite for regular admission to the M.Phil in Development Studies programme.

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